The United States Beer Tasting Championship (USBTC) is just that: an organization whose mission is to find the best beers brewed in America, and this year they have found many of those beers brewed by Cigar City Brewing in Tampa.
The USBTC gets entries from around the US and breaks them into regional subcategories in addition to an overall national judging. Out of 15 categories judged in the competition, Cigar City won 6 of the Best of the Mid-Atlantic/Southeast awards. In the national judging, Cigar City took home 4 national Grand Champion awards out of 15 categories.
Which Cigar City beers won?
Big Sound: Mid-Atlantic/SE and National Grand Champion in Scottish-style Ale
Warmer Winter Winter Warmer: Mid-Atlantic/SE and National Grand Champion in Barleywine
Leon: Mid-Atlantic/SE and National Grand Champion in Non-whiskey Barrel/Wood-aged Beer
Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout: Mid-Atlantic/SE and National Grand Champion in Bean Beer
Good Gourd: Mid-Atlantic/SE Champion in Spice Beer
Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout: Mid-Atlantic/SE Champion in Imperial Stout
To see a list of winners, see the USBTC’s website.